If you have felt like you are laboring and in a time of pain or suffering, then I have some good news for you. The difficult season many of us have been in will indeed pay off.
Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. John 16:20–21 NIV
Just as we are celebrating the birth of Christ this month, the Lord is birthing new things in you, bringing things that you have been called and created for. For many people, the very reason you came to Earth is now being revealed. These are the Books of Your Life Purpose. Even though it may look and feel messy, trust that God has your best interest and is covering you during this transition. Things are going to start settling down as you settle into the New Year. The pain of birthing the new is going to turn into joy. It will be important to get into the place of seeing the good and not focusing on the bad. This will change things dramatically for you.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV
I released a Prophetic Word for November 2019—God Is Revealing the Book of Your Purpose—that talks about three books in Heaven opening this year: Books of Understanding, Books of the Plans of Satan and Books of Purpose. God is releasing greater understanding into your purpose, revealing the plans of the enemy and giving you strategies to overcome obstacles. Released from previous season I had a heavenly encounter a few years ago that was part of my prophetic word for 2018.
I saw this happening right now, as well. I had a vision in which I saw people all over the world stuck in previous seasons and were not sure how to move forward. Many people feel called to something more, but you have not seen it come about. In the encounter, an angel came with silver keys and unlocked chains that were on people. As the angel unlocked the chains, I saw another angel holding a stack of contracts and agreements that had been made with these restraints.
These had been placed on people by those who did not understand them or had become jealous. The chains and contracts had been holding these people back from moving forward in many areas of their lives. Most people did not realize they had these restraints. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. Psalm 118:15–17 NIV
Suddenly, the people’s shouts of joy and victory caused discouragement to fall off. Some had become so distressed; they were at the point of giving up and wanting God to take them to Heaven. But these were all being broken! I watched as many people began to shout and worship God. Then the Lord stood up, raised His hands and said with a loud voice, “Open the gates of righteousness!” Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. Psalm 118:19-20 NIV
Jesus said, “I will fulfill all the promises I made to you. The things I have spoken to you are now coming, and I am freeing you from the chains that have held you back. I am aligning you for this new season of your life. Stay close to Me and watch as I move in the midst of the storms. This is the gate that leads you to the very reason you were created.” The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Psalm 118:22–23 NIV
I saw many people who were being freed from the chains and restraints of the past now flowing through this new Psalm 118 Gate of Righteousness. They were given new freedom and purpose, and their strength was returning. Many of them had been rejected because they did not fit.
But now God is gathering the misfits and those rejected and is building them into something new. [End of Encounter]
This is a time to shout for joy, even if you are not seeing God’s plan or you are under heavy attacks. As you press into prayer and praising God in the midst of your circumstances, you will soon see the breakthrough you need. Get ready to step into a new season!